The new Turf Advisor app gives instant access to a wealth of key information and advice to help make better decisions for day-to-day actions and planning.
Fully customisable for any location and situation, the revolutionary Turf Advisor app provides essential weather data and turf management models, presented in a clear dashboard that can be tailored and adapted through the season to focus on imminent issues and challenges faced.
“With Turf Advisor we now have objective data and records that can help support stronger practical turf management decisions."
Take a look at what's available and how you can use it:
Identify periods of microdochium patch risk for ITM strategies and better time preventative fungicide applications. Track recent history of risk events and forecasts for coming days.
When you initially set up Turf Advisor you can select which data sets to show in the profiles on your dashboard. These data sets can be added or deleted at any time during the season, as well as prioritised in the dashboard view, according to different
Temperature is a major driver of disease development, as well as turf growth and stress factors.
The Smith Kerns model tracks temperature and humidity to predict the risk of Dollar spot outbreaks. Fungicide treatment programmes typically commemnce when the model consistently shows pressure in excess of 20%.
Use spray windows in conjunction with Turf Advisor risk models and turf tools to time applications. Ensure you can get protection in place ahead of disease risk, or Primo Maxx II programmes on schedule.
Leaf wetness - from rain, and dew, is essential for many diseases to develop. Turf advisor indicates the number of hours in a day when leaves will be wet, in excess of 40%, along with a two week average duration of leaf wetness.
The new Syngenta Growth Potential model incorporates data on weather influences for turf growth, providing a clearer and more accurate indication of growth and turf health.
Growth Degree Days, or GDD, is widely recognised as a key indicator for a wide range of turf management operations and inputs, including PGR interval, nutrition and fungicide longevity. Track daily levels, forecast data and a historic two-week average.
Download for Apple from the App store
Download for android from Google Play
Tackling microdochium - See how to set up your Turf Advisor dashboard
Find out more about the weather metrics that influence disease development and what to watch out for.
Some of the key features you can select and prioritise for your personalised dashboard:
- Air Temperature
- Cloud coverage
- Wind speed & direction
- Soil temperature
- Sun path
TURF MANAGEMENT DATA
- Growing Degree Days
- Growth Potential
- Leaf wetness
- Spray window
GREENCAST DISEASE RISK MODELS
- Microdochium patch
- Smith Kerns Dollar spot
- Grey leaf spot